Monitor does not light up?

I can hear the startup chime when I turn it on and the light left of the lock release it on solid white when I turn it on. I can hear the chime when I tap the volume keys. I've tried using an external monitor with no luck but I think that has to be selected from my laptop. What else can I do to determine what needs to be replaced? Could it be my video card?

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Your best bet is the Nvida GPU issue to get a new logic board. See the link to this question then click on the Contact Center link.

Failed GPU Apple Program or Other Repair

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It is possible that your particular computer falls in the batch of defective video card MacBook Pros. Here's the KB article describing it and what you can do: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377

I suggest taking it to an apple store with this information in hand, and they should be able to run a quick test to see if that's the problem. You'll notice that even if it's outside of the warranty period, they will still cover the repair for up to 4 years after the purchase date if this is the source of your problem.

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+ Good answer, looks like we were typing the same answer at the same time.

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yeah same to you. I became a ACMT recently for my university so we could repair all our own apple computers and I've already seen this twice on the 15 inch MBP core 2 duos. Seems to be somewhat common actually.

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I've sent in 3 in the last month and a half.

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Thank you so much for your answer. I just called for an appointment to get it repaired. I mentioned the article about my laptop being in this batch of defective video cards.

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2 screens only large screen will light up

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the screen on my laptop will not come on when i connect to a larger screen

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